Health News Review

CNN took advantage of President Obama being in Jordan last week to milk a story about the wonders of camel milk for all they could get out of it.

 

The CNN reporter said:

“It’s something we’ve been passionate about on this program for a long, long time. …

Some people say camel’s milk is like a miracle drug.  They say it could help cure autism, diabetes, cancer and even AIDS.”

Really?  Cure?  It’s difficult to hype something any more than that without providing a single shred of evidence.

If CNN is going to remain “passionate about” reporting on camel’s milk, we suggest spending less time showing the reporter milking a camel, less time on the scenes of the President around camels, less time providing a free commercial for producers of camel’s milk and related products …and spending more time providing any real data/evidence for the wild cure claims.

This is an example of how/why even big time TV news loses credibility with whatever audience is still watching.

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